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The Georges Méliès Collection
by Georges Méliès
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An Egyptian prince has lost his beloved wife and he has sought a dervish who dwells at the base of the sphinx. The prince promises him a vast fortune if the dervish will only give him the opportunity of gazing once more upon the features of his wife. The dervish accepts the offer. He brings in from a neighboring tomb the receptacle containing the remains of the princess. He opens it and removes the skeleton, which he places upon the ground close beside him. Then, turning to the moon and raising...
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Sphynx, Monster
Silent Films
by Mack Sennett
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You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page .
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Silent Films
by Bert Williams
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In 1916 the Biograph film company signed black comedian Bert Williams to write, produce, direct and star in two comedies. Williams created "A Natural Born Gambler" and "Fish." While hardly a breakthrough in shattering racial stereotypes (Williams was required by the studio to wear "darkie" makeup), a black production with a black cast was unprecedented. The response was tepid and Williams did not appear in any movies after Fish . Gambler borrows from Williams'...
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Topics: silent, comedy, slapstick, black history
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
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When a large Irish woman falsely accuses Buster of breaking a window he is hauled before a Polish judge who speaks no English and assumes they are there to be married. She takes her new husband home to meet her four gorilla-like brothers.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton, my wife's relations
Silent Films
by Douglas Fairbanks
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From IMDb : Eccentric inventor Charlie Jackson tries to interest wealthy investors in his girlfriend's plan to help children from poor neighborhoods. Stars: Marguerite De La Motte, William Lowery, Gerald Pring, Morris Hughes, Barbara La Marr, Sydney dé Grey, and Douglas Fairbanks
Topics: Comedy, Romance
Silent Films
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A short film made in Paris by Louis Feuillade in 1911. It shows the wicked life style and assassination of a Roman Emperor. In the first scene he is with a bevy of girls, in the second with a bevy of boys and in the third, we bring in the lions. Try to count the extras in this film, all playing individual roles,and then there were the lions. Enjoy.
Topics: Rome, orgyt, France, silents
Silent Films
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This short film was a test for Edison's "Kinetophone" project, the first attempt in history to record sound and moving image in synchronization. This was an experiment by William Dickson to put sound and film together either in 1894 or 1895. Unfortunately, this experiment failed because they didn't understand synchronization of sound and film. The large cone on the left hand side of the frame is the "microphone" for the wax cylinder recorder (off-camera). The Library of...
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Topics: edison, movies, dickson, sound, synchronization, synch, Murch
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems   "A Child of the Ghetto" is a short drama. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. A girl escapes from town after being accused of theft. Later she meets...
Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, silent film, silent movie stars, classic film, old movies, silent film...
Silent Films
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Strike was directed in 1925 by Sergai Eisenstein. It was Esienstein's first feature film and an indicator of the brilliant films t follow. As with other Communist films of this period, the workers in general are the heroes. The composition and editing are spectacular, particularly with the scenes as the troop raid the apartment buildings, and the conclusion where the killing of the workers is intercut with the slaughter of cattle.
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Topics: Eisenstein, worker, labor communism, russia
Silent Films
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Love Nest, The / Frigo kapitánem (1923) info: CSFD IMDB Directed by: Edward F. Cline ; Buster Keaton Cast: Buster Keaton ; Joe Roberts ; Virginia Fox
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Topics: Frigo, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Oscar Micheaux
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Within Our Gates was produced and directed by Oscar Micheaux in 1919. He is considered to be the first African-American director of feature films and this is the first such film still in existence. I found the plot difficult to follow, and he does not give full play to the "money" scenes at the conclusion but it is certainly of historic interest.
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Topics: African-American, black
Silent Films
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An oddly enjoyable comedy full of violence & nasty behavior
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Charles Chaplin
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems     This is a short preview. You can watch the whole film here: https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/gems-for-donation   "A Beast at Bay" is a short crime drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two...
Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Robert Harron, Mary Pickford, silent film, silent movie stars, old...
Silent Films
by Morris R. Schlank
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A principaled marshal gets involved in a battle between local ranch owners and an old shepherd in this typical B western from the last days of the silent era.
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Topics: Western, Sheep, Ranchers
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
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Buster is playing golf with Sybil when he gets knocked out. An escaped prisoner changes clothes with him. Buster goes to prison and learns that he is to be hanged. He changes clothes with a guard just as prisoner Roberts attacks all the guards.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
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The Universal Film Manufacturing Company was not known in the silent era as premier producer of motion pictures. In the interest of making this great film more available, I've converted it to an mp4 very close to DVD quality. You can find the MPEG2 (1.6 Gig) version at: http://www.archive.org/details/20000LeaguesUndertheSea
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Topics: Silent, Drama
Source: http://www.archive.org/details/20000LeaguesUndertheSea
Silent Films
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Scrooge or Marley's Ghost (1901)
Topic: Scrooge or Marley's Ghost (1901)
Silent Films
by Joseph M. Schenck
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AKA Balloonatics Buster and Phyllis endure a number of outdoor adventures trying to prove to each other their survival skills. The balloon which lands Buster in the wilderness proves useful later on as their canoe is about go over a waterfall.
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Topics: Silent, Comedy, Buster Keaton
Silent Films
by Robert Wiene
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Orlacs Hände (English language title: "The Hands of Orlac"; French title: "Les Mains d'Orlac") is an Austrian silent film of 1924. This late Expressionist work, produced by Robert Wiene, has been remade twice.
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Topics: orlac, silent, film, wiene
Silent Films
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"The Severed Head" First episode of Louis Feuillade's serial concerning gangsters called "les vampires" in the 1910s in Paris
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Topics: Louis, Feuillade, Musidora, Irma, Vep, les, vampires, serial
Silent Films
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Rare silent film by the maker of "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari", released the same year. Unfornately, this is a 45 minutes condensed copy of the film. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011221/ and on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genuine_(film)
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Topics: expressionism, Robert Wiene, silent movie
Silent Films
by Myron Selznick
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A small town girl attends boarding school, dreams of romantic adventures, and has some. Stars: Olive Thomas, Theodore Westman, Jr., William P. Carlton, Jr., Warren Cook, Katherine Johnston, Arthur Johnston, Frances Marshall, and Marcia Harris IMDb Page Wikipedia Page
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Topics: Comedy, Romance, Adventure
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems     This is a short preview. You can watch the whole film here: https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/gems-for-donation     We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of Florence...
Topics: Florence Turner, Gladys Hulette, Vitagraph, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old...
Silent Films
by Ernst Lubitsch, Darryl F. Zanuck
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Mrs Erlynne (Irene Rich), the mother of Lady Windermere (May McAvoy) - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton (Edward Martindel). Lord Windermere (Bert Lytell), who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wifes birthday-party, but Lady Windermere thinks, she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington (Ronald Colman), who is pining for her. Mrs Erlynne finds this out...
Topics: Silent, Comedy, Drama
Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
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Henriette and Louise, a foundling, are raised together as sisters. When Louise goes blind, Henriette swears to take care of her forever. They go to Paris to see if Louise's blindness can be cured, but are separated when an aristocrat lusts after Henriette and abducts her. Only Chevalier de Vaudrey is kind to her, and they fall in love. The French Revolution replaces the corrupt Aristocracy with the equally corrupt Robespierre. De Vaudrey, who has always been good to peasants, is condemned to...
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Topics: Drama, Silent, D.W. Griffith
The Georges Méliès Collection
by Georges Méliès
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Possibly the earliest film version of Cinderella, Cendrillion (1899) was landmark for Georges Méliès; it founded the techniques and tricks he would later master and become famous for, earning him the title of The Cinemagician. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Charles Perrault (story) Stars: Barral, Bleuette Bernon and Carmely Country: France Release Date: 25 December 1899 (USA) Also Known As: Cinderella Filming Locations: Montreuil, Seine-Saint-Denis, France Runtime: about 6 min (DVD) Sound...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy, Fairy Tale
The Georges Méliès Collection
by Georges Méliès
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The Infernal Boiling Pot (Le Chaudron Infernal) is a 1903 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. The film shows a green-skinned demon who places a woman and then two courtiers into a burning cauldron. He performs an incantation and three spirits suddenly appear from the flames, before dancing above his head. Frolicking in hellish joy, the demon watches as the three spirits burn up and fall to earth. Director: Georges Méliès Writer: Georges Méliès Stars: Georges Méliès...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: GenX, Georges Méliès, Hand Painted, Hell
Silent Films
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Backstage with Fatty Arbuckle, a nice print of a simple little comedy from 1919. Mable Norman costars.
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Topics: silent, comedy, arbuckle, Norman, theater
Silent Films
by Roland West
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A Silent film based upon the Broadway play by Mary Roberts Rinehart and Avery Hopwood, this Silent Gem was directed by Roland West in 1926, later being Remade as the Bat Whispers in 1930 (by Roland West) and again in 1958 in the Bat starring Vincent Price, also available at the Archive. Oh, and when I say silent, I mean silent - this was transferred from a 16mm print and was probably meant to be played with live musical accompaniment. SYNOPSIS: The Bat, a masked criminal, terrorises a mansion...
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Topics: The Bat, 1926, Silent Film, Horror, Mystery, Batman, Batsignal Roland West, Robber, Masked,...
Silent Films
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This is what audiences saw on September 6,1925 at the Astor Theater in New York City. This version is seldom seen and contains material that is different from the 1929 re-release. This print is from The Milestone Edition, the score is Mozart's 40th and 4th symphonies and Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 8 in B minor. Directed by Rupert Julian, Edward Sedgwick and Lon Chaney.
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Topics: Silent Film, Lon Chaney, The Phantom of the Opera, 1925, Universal
Silent Films
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Sunday Calm is a 1923 short silent comedy film directed by Robert F. McGowan. It was the 20th Our Gang short subject released. The gang travels by wagon to go on a picnic with their families. After losing a wheel, the parents put on a new one, and the gang races off with the wagon, leaving the parents behind. They have a picnic without the parents, only to be overrun with insects http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_Calm Many thanks to ThatOldGangOfMine, the restorer of this print
Topics: Our Gang, Silent film, Sunday calm, 1923
Silent Films
by The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company
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In the Park (1915) is a silent movie written, directed and starring Charlie Chaplin. Resolution : 718x576 pixels Version: This is a tinted print. For highest quality download the source mkv file and play with VLC Player . IMDB Link ~~~~ For free intelligent electronic music visit Karakasa Music @ archive.org
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Topics: in the park, charlie chaplin, b&w, silent, tinted
Silent Films
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Very first film version of Lew Wallace's best seller. An unauthorised one too which was successfully sued by the right owners. A notorious precedent for copyright reinforcement. Now definitely in Public Domain. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000582/
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Topics: Ben-hur, Lew Wallace, epic, early silent movie
Silent Films
by Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov
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Considered one of the most important films in the history of silent pictures, as well as possibly Eisenstein's greatest work, Battleship Potemkin brought Eisenstein's theories of cinema art to the world in a powerful showcase; his emphasis on montage, his stress of intellectual contact, and his treatment of the mass instead of the individual as the protagonist. The film tells the story of the mutiny on the Russian ship Prince Potemkin during the 1905 uprising.
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Topics: Silent, War, Russian
Silent Films
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A film about the dastardly doings of Norbert Jacques's title villian, directed by Fritz Lang. Rudolf Klein-Rogge stars in a role he later repeated in "The Testament of Dr. Mabuse" (aka "The Crimes of Dr. Mabuse) in 1933. This is actually the first part of a film that was released in two parts, something Lang has done a few times (The Indian Tomb, Siegfried). Unfortunately, I do not have part 2. I hope at some point someone who has a copy of Part 2 to be kind enough to upload it....
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Topics: thriller, Lang, feature films
Silent Films
by Edwin S. Porter Thomas A. Edison
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In this silent short, bandits rob the passengers on a train in this pioneering western. In 1903, an employee of Thomas Edison's motion picture company produced a movie with a story. It was called "The Great TrainRobbery." It told a simple story of a group of western criminals who steal money from a train. Later they are killed by a group of police in a gun fight. The movie was extremely popular. "The Great TrainRobbery" started the huge motion picture industry. The Great...
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Topics: robbery, edison, train, theft, steal
Silent Films
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Short video clip of Wright Brothers' first flight
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Topics: Wright, Brothers, first, flight
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
by Segundo de Chomón
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The story of Tom Thumb, re-released in the US as a split reel along with the documentary The Hermit Crab in 1922. Country: France Language: French Release Date: 10 September 1909 (USA) Director: Segundo de Chomón Writers: Segundo de Chomón (writer) Charles Perrault (writer) Distributors Pathé Frères (1909) (France) (theatrical) Pathé Frères (1909) (USA) (theatrical) General Film Company (1912) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
Topics: Segundo de Chomón, Fairy Tale, Tom Thumb, Fantasy
The Video Cellar Collection
by Wallace Worsley
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Lon Chaney plays Blizzard, a deranged psychopath scarred by the childhood operation where a young doctor mistakingly amputated both of his legs. Hellbent on revenge Blizzard becomes a master criminal. This is one of Lon Chaney's most famous non-horror roles. This is copied from video mastered off a well worn home movie print.
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Topics: Feature Films, Silent films, Lon Chaney, Wallace Worsley, Gouverneur Morris
The Georges Méliès Collection
by Georges Méliès
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The Temptation of St. Anthony La Tentation de Saint Antoine, 1898, 1m10s Star Film Catalogue No. 169 In his cave, the hermit Saint Anthony prays before an effigy of the crucified Christ. A scantily-clad woman suddenly appears, and St Anthony shields his eyes from the sight of temptation. She vanishes, and he recommences reading the Bible. Two women appear either side of him, and he recoils in horror. They vanish, and he picks up a skull from the base of the cross. However, when he kisses it, it...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Religious
Silent Films
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Starring: Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle - Mr. Rough Buster Keaton - Gardener/Delivery Boy/Cop Don't eat at this guy's place... (Although, I have to admit, I got a kick out of the way this guy slices potatoes! Don't try any of these antics at home, people!) You can read about this film on its IMDb page .
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Topic: Silent, Buster Keaton, Fatty Arbuckle
Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
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A Corner in Wheat was directed by D W Griffith in 1909. It uses intercutting between the poor farmers and the wealthy society people for effect but its greatestinterste lies in its social message of greed and its effects.
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Topics: greed, griffith, futures, silents
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems   "The Adventurer" is one of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual short comedies, featuring Edna Purviance, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. The film is very entertaining with a lot of action.  It is the best known of the 12 Mutual...
Topics: Edna Purviance, Charlie Chaplin, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...
Silent Films
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The Lost World, 1925. Adapted from a book by A. Conan Doyle and directed by Harry O. Hoyt with a performance by Wallace Beery., this movie is specially interesting for special effects by Willis O'brien who later became famoâ us for his special effects in the original film of King Kong.
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Topics: Science Fiction, sci-fi, prehistoreic, ♠ sillents
Silent Films
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A stop motion animation in which Ladislas Starevich, the producer, animates real beetles and other insects. 1911
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Topics: animation, stop-motion, insects
Silent Films
by Giovanni Pastrone
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Silent (No soundtrack) From the Wikipedia entry for "Cabiria": Cabiria is a 1914 silent movie from the early years of Italy's movie industry, directed by Giovanni Pastrone (1883-1959). The movie is set in ancient Sicily and Carthage during the period of the Second Punic War (218-202 BC). It follows a melodramatic main plot about an abducted little girl, Cabiria, and features an eruption of Mt. Etna, heinous religious rituals in Carthage, the alpine trek of Hannibal, Archimedes' defeat...
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Topics: Silent, Epic, Drama
The Georges Méliès Collection
by Georges Méliès
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The Last Cartridges: An incident of the Franco-Prussian War. It shows the bombardment of a house at Bazeille. It is the animated reproduction of de Neuville's celebrated painting. Director: Georges Méliès Country: France Release Date: 1897 (France) Release Date: 1903 (USA) Production Co: Star-Film Runtime: 1 min Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Silent Film, Short Film, War
Silent Films
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Co-starring Zasu Pitts and Fay Wray whose career was pricesely launched by this film. Apparently, the sequel "The Honneymoon" was definitively lost during the 1950s. more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0019558/ and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wedding_March_(film)
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Topics: Erich von Stroheim, Fay Wray, Zasu Pitts, silent movie
Silent Films
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The film that brought international fame to both Pabst and Greta Garbo, THE JOYLESS STREET is a stinging indictment of the soullessness of Weimar-era Vienna. In the wake of World War I, the newly impoverished middle class becomes the prey of both black marketeers and the decadent upper classes. This whirlpool of economic ruin and moral decay is dramatized through the story of a middle-class family in decline. Garbo stars as a young woman who sells herself after her father makes a disastrous...
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Topics: Silent, Drama, GW Pabst, Greta Garbo, German Silents, Weimar
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
by Segundo de Chomón & Gaston Velle
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The Rajah's Casket A lush moorish or turkic-inspired set design & gorgeous costumes makes The Rajah's Casket a visual thrill. Sundry characters gather before the young rajah, presenting him with gifts, including a casket or treasure chest which is soon stolen by means of magic. A fakir is brought forth who does some sword & fire magic to help uncover the culprit who stole the treasure chest. The fakir leads the Rajah to a room with an enormous window, through which a horned djinn is...
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Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Gaston Velle, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Pathé...
Silent Films
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A silent western starring Tom Mix as a border agent. This film features some of the earliest aerial photography used in motion pictures.
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Topics: silent, western, feature films
The Georges Méliès Collection
by Georges Méliès
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L'Homme à la tête de Caoutchouc (The Man With The Rubber Head) is a 1902 silent French fantasy film directed by Georges Méliès. It was filmed in 1901 and released in 1902. A chemist in his laboratory places upon a table his own head, alive; then fixing upon his head a rubber tube with a pair of bellows, he begins to blow with all his might. Immediately the head increases in size and continues to enlarge until it becomes truly colossal while making faces. The chemist, fearing to burst it,...
Topics: Gen X, Georges Méliès, Short Film, Silent Film, Fantasy
The Video Cellar Collection
by Norman Dawn
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favorite 31
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This is the greatest of all Austrlian Silent films. Made just before the advent of synchronised sound, this film had a limited period of commercial viabilty before it dissapeared from sight. Based on the serialised novel by Marcus Clarke, this was the most expensive film produced in Australia at the time. It costed 50,000 pounds when the average Australian film was made for around 1000 pounds. The film stars George Fisher as Richard Devine/Rufus Dawes/John Rex and Eva Novak as Sylvia Vickers...
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Topics: Australia, Silent Film, Epic, Marcus Clarke, Convicts, Wrongly Convicted, Doubles, Scandal
Silent Hall of Fame
movies
eye 15,410
favorite 12
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems   "The Prisoner of Zenda" is a drama, adventure, romance and a swashbuckler featuring Snitz Edwards, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Directed by                Rex Ingram Produced by              Metro...
Topics: Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Ramon Novarro, Snitz Edwards, silent film, silent movie stars, free...
Silent Films
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favorite 34
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FILM IN 2 PARTS!!!! The 130 minutes version left of a film supposedly 6 hours long in its primary form. The most expensive production of that time, they say. (Director Stroheim, $700,000 producer Carl Laemmle, $1,300,000). Monte Carlo was entirely recreated on Hollywood backlot. Impressive indeed! more info on http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013140/
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Topics: Erich Von Stroheim, drama, silent film, roaring Twenties
Silent Films
by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky
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From IMDb : Society girl and thrill-seeker Lydia causes the death of a motorcycle policeman, and is prosecuted by her fiancé, Daniel, who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms, and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic. Stars: Thomas Meighan, Leatrice Joy, and Lois Wilson
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Topics: Tragedy, Crime, Drama
Silent Films
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eye 15,004
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The Balloonatic with Buster Keaton. 1923. This Keaton filkm is already in the Archive but this is a better print and I have added a music track.
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Topics: buster keaton, silents, flight
Silent Films
by D W Griffithg
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An Arcadian Maid was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1910. It stars Mary Pickford as a young poor girl who is lured to sin by an itinerant peddler played by Mack Sennett. It made me smile. While Pickford is playing her normal put upon innocent girl, Sennett seems to be playing it for comedy It is worth a watch. By the way, for those of you not familiar with the Griffith Biograph shorts, notice the circle with the AB inside it in the kitchen. Thus was the way the American Biograph company...
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Topics: Pickford, Sennett, silents
Silent Films
by US Army Signal Corps.
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WW1 footage telecined from 35mm film circa 1917 made by the US Army Signal Corp.
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Topic: World War 1
Silent Films
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David W. Griffith "Broken Blossoms" (1919)
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Silent Films
by D. W. Griffith
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1080p HD print of The 1915 classic, Birth of a Nation
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Topics: clansmen, kkk, klan, birth, nation, griffith, silent
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems   "Easy Street" is one of Charlie Chaplin's Mutual short comedies, featuring Edna Purviance, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Directed by               Charlie Chaplin Produced by             Lone Star...
Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
by Segundo de Chomón
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How do you deal with an invisible thief? ORIGINAL TITLE Le voleur invisible YEAR 1909 DIRECTOR Segundo de Chomón SCREENWRITER Segundo de Chomón CINEMATOGRAPHER Segundo de Chomón Country: France Language: French Release Date: 1909 (France) Production Co: Pathé Frères Sound Mix: Silent Color: Black and White
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Topics: Gen X, Segundo de Chomón, Silent Film, Short Film, Comedy, Animation, Stop-Motion
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems   "A Frontier Flirtation" is a very short comedy. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Directed by                       unknown...
Topics: Billy Bitzer, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies, silent film...
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
by Segundo de Chomón
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A compilation of views of Toledo showing bridges, walls and other architectural highlights that appear to date from as early as the 8th century by Segundo de Chomón.
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Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Documentary, Tolède
Silent Films
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the Golem 1915 lost film fragments
Topic: the golem lost film
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
by Segundo de Chomón
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Japanese Butterflies by Segundo de Chomón
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Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Stop Motion Animation,...
The Video Cellar Collection
by Kenneth Brampton
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This 1920 silent film was made by Kenneth Brampton, who wrote, produced, directed and starred in it. The story concerns a real life bushranger (outlaw) named Captain Starlight, who became a national hero (like Ned Kelly). It is based on a classic Australian novel by Rolf Boldrewood (the pen name of Thomas Browne). This was the third film of the novel. The first, directed by Charles McMahon, was an early feature film made shortly after "The Story of the Kely Gang". The second was made...
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Topic: Bushrangers, Western, Australia, Kenneth Brampton
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems     "A Woman" is one of Charlie Chaplin's Essanay short comedies, featuring Edna Purviance, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Directed by               Charlie Chaplin Produced by             Essanay Film...
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Topics: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, silent film, silent movie stars, free classic film, old movies,...
Silent Films
by D.W. Griffith
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From IMDb : Cheng Huan is a missionary whose goal is to bring the teachings of peace by Buddha to the civilized Anglo-Saxons. Upon landing in England, he is quickly disillusioned by the intolerance and apathy of the country. He becomes a storekeeper of a small shop. Out his window, he sees the young Lucy Burrows. She is regularly beaten by her prizefighter father, underfed and wears ragged clothes. Even in this deplorable condition, Cheng can see that she is a priceless beauty and he falls in...
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Topic: Romance
Silent Films
by Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky
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From IMDb : A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs, and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money. Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean, James Neill, Yutaka Abe, Dana Ong, Hazel Childers, and Arthur H. Williams
Topics: Crime, Charity, Embezzlement, Branding
Silent Hall of Fame
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  This gem is presented by Silent Hall of Fame.   Please visit https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/   to support our non-profit mission and the legacy of silent movie stars by making a tax deductible contribution.   FEEL FREE TO FOLLOW US ON TWITTER @SilentFilmGems     This is a short preview. You can watch the whole film here: https://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/gems-for-donation   "An Arcadian Maid" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work...
Topics: D.W. Griffith, Billy Bitzer, Mary Pickford, silent film, silent movie stars, old movies, silent...
Silent Films
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The High Sign by Buster Keaton, 1921. Should you need a reminder of what a great comic Buster Keaton was, go no further than here. He starts off with a brilliant scene of reading a newspaper, goes to a shooting gallery where he hooks up a Rube Goldberg devise to prove what a great marksman he is and ends up in a wild scene in a house full of hidden rooms and secret passages. Keaton was disappointed with this, his second independently produced film and held it back a year before he released it....
Topics: Buster. Keaton, comedy, silent, guns
Silent Films
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The Avenging Conscience was directed by D.W. Griffith in 1914. It is 50 minutes long, a step in Griffith's progressive move into feature films. His next film was to me his controversial masterpiece, Birth of a Nation. This film is based on writings of Edgar Allen Poe, it is Victorian and sentimental but it is also quite visual. Rather than be a spoiler I will let the story tell itself. I have added music and sound effects, and I may have gone a bit overboard myself as you will see if you watch...
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Topics: Edgar Allen Poe, Anabell Lee, silents
The Segundo de Chomón Collection
by Segundo de Chomón
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Les Kiriki Japanese Acrobats by Segundo de Chomón
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Topics: Public Domain, Gen X, Silent Movie, Short Film, Segundo de Chomón, Fantasy, Hand-Colour